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Great Price - Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Tenor Sax - Serial # 405554

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Product ID: 405554SelmerSIITenor

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This is a great price on a very lightly used Selmer Super Action 80 Series II tenor sax. This tenor, serial number 405554, has been played but never abused, and shows excellent lacquer coverage. If you've been on the hunt for a solid Selmer Paris tenor at a great price, this one will not disappoint.

 

This Series II still has 95%+ original lacquer intact. The only lacquer wear to speak of is scratching and whatnot from honest play, mostly on the back of the bell and tube. There are a couple tiny dings in the bottom bow, which we will remove during our set up, and one minuscule pencil-point sized ping in the neck. There are no serious past dents or trauma, no previous repairs, anywhere on horn or neck.

 

A few pads have been replaced over the years, and the sax was due for a good cleaning and adjustment when we received it. As such, it is currently in our repair shop in line for a complete regulation. Included in the price, we will do a full disassembly and cleaning, inside and out, and replace all key adjustment corks and felts, as well as any pads that are starting to show some age. We'll optimize key heights for intonation and response, and even spring tensions up and down the horn, for an even and fluid feel under your fingers.

 

This tenor definitely has the warm sound you'd expect from a Selmer Paris Series II, but I didn't find it to be overly dark. In fact, it plays with a fat tone and a lot of presence. With a C* it has a strong focus and core, but when matched with a Vandoren V16, it opened up and came alive. It's a good all-around tenor for advancing students and professional players alike.